A significant controversy was sparked on Saturday after Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually harassing her. She even tweeted and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take motion towards him. On Sunday, Payal’s advocate Nitin Satpute mentioned she had determined to lodge an FIR towards Kashyap.
Later, Kashyap’s lawyer Priyanka Khimani launched an announcement that learn: “These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as the #metoo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination… My client has been fully advised of his rights and remedies in law and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent.”
Meanwhile, in her #MeToo allegations towards Anurag Kashyap, Payal has reportedly named celebrities corresponding to Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha and others. She alleged that Anurag advised her it was okay for all of the actresses who labored with him. Richa Chadha took to Twitter on Monday and issued an announcement that she could be taking authorized motion towards Ghosh for falsely dragging her identify into controversies. Besides Richa, a number of different B-town girls, together with Anurag Kashyap’s ex-wives Aarti Bajaj and Kalki Koechlin, additionally got here ahead in his assist.
Scant assist for Payal
Payal Ghosh, in the intervening time was cornered, however acquired assist from Kangana Ranaut, who tweeted, “Bullywood is full of sexual predators who have fake and dummy marriages; they expect a new hot young girl to make them happy everyday, they do the same to young vulnerable men also, I have settled my scores my way I don’t need #MeToo but most girls do #PayalGhosh #AnuragKashyap (sic).”
Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women additionally reached out, “You may send me the detailed complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org and @NCWIndia… Will look into it. @iampayalghosh.”
Payal Rohatgi too got here in assist of Ghosh. On her present she requested ‘so called feminist’ and out of labor ‘B grade actresses’ to not assist Kashyap, however Ghosh.
Ex-wives by Anurag’s aspect
Anurag’s first spouse Aarti Bajaj slammed the #MeToo allegation on him and wrote on Instagram, “You are a rockstar @anuragkashyap10. Keep empowering women as you do and the safest place you create for all of them… Cheapest stunt I have seen till now. First it made me angry then I laughed so hard as it cannot come more framed than this…” Anurag’s ex-wife Kalki Koechlin additionally took to social media and wrote, “Dear Anurag, don’t let this social media circus get to you, you have fought for the freedom of women in your scripts, you’ve defended their integrity in your professional space as well as in your personal life…”
Many celebs took to Twitter with hashtag #IStandWithAnuragKashyap. Here’s a have a look at a few of their tweets:
Let them creep. Let them crawl. U my pal as all the time stand tall. These false flag bearers of feminism….Opportunism… Ur life, ur work and the ladies u create with ur craft…communicate volumes about u. I’ve the privilege to know the true feminist in u, I take the honour my pal to face for u @anuragkashyap72.
There is not any method he would misbehave or harrass ladies …no method @anuragkashyap72.
Don’t want Twitter to clarify what @anuragkashyap72 means to many people. As a girl, am right here to share my journey & positively right here to name out bullshit. Let’s not destroy an vital #Metoo motion for some agendas!
To know my pal @anuragkashyap72 is to know generosity, honesty and decency at its core … Even a cursory have a look at his work reveals his worldview on ladies … Don’t know an even bigger supporter of expertise, males or ladies.
For you, my pal, are the largest feminist I do know. See you on the units quickly of one more piece of artwork that reveals how highly effective and important ladies are on the earth you create.